noun, plural stra·ti [strey-tahy, strat-ahy] /ˈstreɪ taɪ, ˈstræt aɪ/.
Origin of stratus
Examples from the Web for stratus
The Stratus, an extended continuous level sheet of cloud, increasing from beneath.The Reason Why|Anonymous
The cloud process from stratus on is slow or rapid, depending upon the energy of the coming storm and the rate of its approach.Reading the Weather|Thomas Morris Longstreth
The day was clear so far, but a band of stratus hung low over the western hills.The Year When Stardust Fell|Raymond F. Jones
The high piles of cumulus rose, in silvery brilliancy, above a long grey base of stratus cloud.Tent Work in Palestine|Claude Reignier Conder
Stratus condensation above, and in connection with cumulus condensation, is not uncommon, but that precise form is rare.The Philosophy of the Weather|Thomas Belden Butler